The new to build facilities of Compass Datacenters will be built with concrete using CarbonCure technology. Developed by Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies, the procedure injects re-captured industrial CO2 into the concrete manufacturing process. This would significantly reduce the volume of cement required in the mixing of concrete while also permanently removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
“Our data centers use concrete in many areas, from foundations and sidewalks to pre-cast walls and roofing,” said Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters. “We estimate using CarbonCure will reduce our CO2 footprint by an average of 1,800 tons per campus. That’s the equivalent CO2 sequestered by 2,100 acres of forest or driving a car 4 million miles. Our research and development investments are unique to the data center provider space but continually pay off with a lower-cost, faster-to-build, high-quality product.”
“Cement is a major component of concrete and its production accounts for 7% of global CO2 generated, making it one of the largest contributors to carbon from the built environment. CarbonCure is pursuing a mission alongside many of the world’s leading concrete producers to eliminate 500 megatonnes of CO2 emissions from concrete production annually,” said Rob Niven, Founder and CEO of CarbonCure Technology. “We are excited to be partnering with forward-thinking companies like Compass Datacenters to reduce the embodied carbon footprint of the built environment by making construction in the data center industry more sustainable.”